So I decided to take a break from large complicated props and things and do something smaller and simpler as a bit of a break. I settled on a bound book sort of thing. I brought it into Zbrush and played around with the cover, I ended up going with kind of a warped skin or crudely bound leather kind of look. I tried to keep it fairly low poly (632 verts) as this would definitely not be a main focus of any scene it might be in.
I only have flat color, normal and a basic spec on it right now.
Anyway at this point I'm finding it too simple looking both in design and poly count, so I'm looking for some suggestions to spice it up before I get too involved in the texturing.
In short I'm kind of mired right now in terms of creativity... any help is welcome.